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Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Murder Conviction for Man Sentenced to 139 Years

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the reckless murder conviction of Ladarius Orlando Laffitte, 30. Laffitte also was charged with two counts of first degree assault. The reckless murder conviction on September 25, 2019 was for the death of Ashley Perkins. Due to Perkins’ parents (Richard Smith and Terri Dawkins) being injured, Lafitte was charged with two counts…

ADOC: Inmate Dies from Injuries in Assault at Atmore Prison

A state inmate has died after being assaulted by another prisoner. The Alabama Department of Corrections says Demarcus Fernando Harrison, 46, died last week from injuries sustained during an apparent inmate-on-inmate assault. Harrison’s exact cause of death is pending a full autopsy. The prison system said the assault at Fountain Prison in Atmore is under investigation. The U.S. Department of…

Convicted Rapist Wanted on New Sexual Abuse Charges

The United States Marshals Fugitive Taskforce is searching for the location of Domestic Violence Offender Clifford Watts. Watts is described as a black male, 5’11” ft. in height, weighing approximately 235lbs (D.O.B. 5/19/1968). Investigators say that 52-year-old Watts is wanted for the charge of Sex Abuse 1st degree and Violation of Community Notification Act. The warrants were secured on June…

Teen Out on Bond for 2017 Lee High School Shooting Charged with Woodley Square Murder

The Montgomery Police Department has charged a suspect with the Homicide of Jamar Harris, 18, of Montgomery, who was fatally shot on August 6. On Thursday, August 6, around 6:30 pm, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 2200 Block of Woodley Square West in reference to a subject shot. At the scene, contact was made with Harris who sustained…

Arrest Made in Early-Friday Morning Shooting in Tuskegee

The Tuskegee Police Department has made an arrest in the shooting of Tuskegee resident Shaquille Shepherd, III. On July 31, around 12:45 am, the Tuskegee Police Department responded to the 200 block of West Martin Luther King Hwy after a call of a person shot. Upon police arrival, officers found that 27-year-old Shepherd with a gunshot wound to chest area….

Two Additional Men Charged in Riverchase Galleria Shooting

Two additional suspects have been charged in the murder of 8-year-old Royta De’Marco Giles and the wounding of three victims inside the Riverchase Galleria Friday, July 3. Around 3:18 P.M., the Hoover 9-1-1 center received multiple calls of shots fired inside the mall. Three shooting victims were located inside the mall and a fourth victim drove himself to American Family…

Man Says Ex-girlfriend Hit Him in the Head with Glass Clock During Verbal Dispute

Marlena Walker, 24, was charged with one count of second-degree domestic violence assault in reference to a domestic dispute that occurred on April 22. Police responded to a call in the 700 block of Whitehall Parkway. The adult male victim say his ex-girlfriend struck him in the head with a glass clock during a verbal altercation. The victims injury was…

Montgomery Police Officer Injured While Responding to Domestic Dispute, Suspect Charged with Assault

Montgomery police charged Xavier McCall, 20, with second-degree assault on an officer in reference to a domestic disturbance that occurred on April 26 around 10 a.m. in the 2500 block of Woodley Road. While on scene, contact was made with McCall who became aggressive with officers. As they attempted to take him into custody, McCall became combative and caused minor…

Man Charged with Kidnapping, Murder of 19-Year-Old Aniah Blanchard Charged with Biting Correction Officer

The man charged with the kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, Ibraheem Yazeed. Yazeed is charged with kicking a Lee County correctional officer and biting another. The officer bitten was injured. According to a police affidavit, on March 23, Lee County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Officers Carl Key, Christopher Carroll and Steven Barner were attempting to get  Yazeed into his…

Montgomery Senior Dies from Injuries Suffered in March 11 Assault, Police Launch Homicide Investigation

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the death of Gary Young, 79, of Montgomery who died from injuries he sustained in a March 11, physical assault. Young was pronounced dead April 12 at Jackson Hospital, where he had been receiving treatment since the assault. Further forensic evaluation confirmed Young died from the injuries he sustained. On…